Hopefuls have Randall in their sights

The preselected ALP candidate, from Mandurah, is juggling study and family life as she hits the campaign trail.

Her priorities are job security for workers and investment in health and education.

‘I want to represent Canning as part of the Rudd Labor Government and lighten the load for families,’ Ms Dean said.

‘Labor will provide an extra $450 million in before and after- school care to families who need it, and continue to keep taxes low.

‘Environmental sustainability and marriage equality are also high on her priority list.’

Mr Randall has held the seat of Canning since 2001.

He said tackling crime in the community, securing Australia’s borders and reducing the cost of living had consistently been the top three issues for Canning voters.

‘We will deliver crime prevention infrastructure, including better lighting and CCTV cameras,’ he said.

‘Under our Plan for Safer Streets, the coalition will provide $50 million over four years to go towards this infrastructure.’

The Coalition’s border protection policy included temporary protection visas, rigorous offshore processing and turning back the boats. Reducing cost of living pressures is also high on Mr Randall’s list.

‘Canning households will be an average of more than $550 better off next financial year as a result of abolishing the carbon tax ” and we will keep the current income tax thresholds and the current pension and fortnightly rates,’ he said.

Damon Pages-Oliver has been preselected as the Greens candidate and said urgent action on Newstart, protecting small businesses and social housing were the major issues

‘Nearly 20 per cent of the Canning electorate is sole parent families,’ he said.

‘I work with these families, especially the youth, and they watch other kids grow up with everything while our kids do without on the outskirts of Perth.

‘Per week we want a $50 increase in Newstart with an additional $40 supplement for all sole parents.’

Mr Pages-Oliver said small business provided jobs to almost half the workforce and needed assistance.

‘Raise the instant asset write off from $6500 to $10,000 ” competition policy will be strengthened to prevent big business using their market power and company tax needs to be cut for small businesses,’ he said.

‘Our social housing package aims to create 122,000 new social housing homes over 10 years, taking up to a quarter of a million people out of housing crisis.’

The Palmer United Party has preselected Wendy Lamotte for Canning.

Ms Lamotte joined the party after hearing from members of the community the difficulties facing their families or businesses.

‘Housing affordability is of real concern,’ she said.

‘I plan to help increase the supply of affordable rental housing, improve rent assistance and set benchmarks for all levels of government to deliver affordable housing.’

If elected, Ms Lamotte said she would do everything within her power to ensure there was a 24-hour manned police station in Armadale.

The Australian Christians have preselected 22-year-old electrical tradesman Derek Bruning for Canning.

‘I grew up in Maddington, but have been in Armadale for the last 10 years and despite the negative attention the area receives, it is a good family community,’ he said.

‘There is no doubt people do feel unsafe at times. I do believe a greater police presence in the community is needed.’

Mr Randall holds the seat of Canning by 2.2 per cent.